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LETTER: Leave Wetterling family in peace

To the editor:

Why — after almost 30 years of putting the Patty and Jerry Wetterling family through the wringer — can't the media just shut up and leave these poor people in peace?

After losing their son, Jacob, in 1989 and enduring intense scrutiny in the ensuing years, I think it may be time. If there's "intensely personal information" contained in three huge case files that the Wetterlings don't want made public, why can't news outlets just back off? Because they want possibly juicy sensationalistic stories? That's utterly pathetic. I pray the judge in this case rules in favor of the Wetterlings.

Carlene M. Dean

Osakis, MN